Obituary for John Peterson, Sr.
John H. Peterson, Sr., 95, of First Colonial Inn in Virginia Beach, died on September 24, 2017. A native of Mt. Olive, NC, he was predeceased by his wife, Rose, one brother and 5 sisters. He is survived by his son, John Jr. (Jo Ann); sister Helen (H.J.); two grandsons, John III (Stacy) and Lucky (Elizabeth); four great-grandchildren, Penn, Gage, Greer and Vaughan.
John retired from the U.S. Naval Submarine Service, Piqua (Ohio) Nuclear Power Facility, and Virginia Power. He resided in Smithfield, VA for over 35 years and was formerly a member of Cedar Point Country Club, the American Legion, VFW, and Subvets.
The Peterson family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to his caretaker, Michelle Spyres, and her aides, Maria and Pat for their love and devoted care of our "Daddy Pete."
A "Tribute to John, Sr." will be held in Virginia Beach at 6:00pm, Sunday, October 1 at the Great Neck Chapel of Holloman Brown. A mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Monday, October 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Smithfield followed by a burial in St. Luke's Memorial Park.
Memorial gifts can be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 300 Smithfield Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430 or to charity of one's choice.
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton, VA. Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at colonialfuneralhomesmithfield.com.